"The terrorists wanted September 11th to be a day when innocents died.

Instead it was a day when heroes were born!"


And in our sleep
pain, which cannot forget
falls drop by drop
upon the heart
until in our own despair
against our will comes wisdom
by the awful graces of God.

(He who learns must suffer)



To follow are high-resolution satellite Images of the World Trade Center prior to 9-11-2001, some with special zoom features, and in the months that followed. In February 2003 I found some higher resolution satellite images. They are accessible via the button toward the bottom of this page. These and the new ones are dated to demonstrate the progress that occurred as the rescue and clean up proceeded. At the bottom of this page are links to some exceptional memorial sites honoring the men, women, children and rescuers who lost their lives or loved ones that fateful day. 


(c) 2001 The Record, (Bergen County, NJ).

Satellite Photos of World Trade Center


Shortly Before September 11th, 2001

September 13th, 2001






9-2-2003 12:52 a.m. (appears same)

Pentagon 9-7-01

Pentagon 9-12-01

Skyline After Attack and Before

The Lights to Remember the World Trade Center

View of World Trade Center - Microsoft 98 Flight Simulator Program

View from the Microsoft Program with the 737 cockpit in foreground.

Coincidentally, a rap band whose new album cover was going to press on September 10, 2001, featured a mock, imaginary explosion at the World Trade Center. The presses were stopped and a new cover selected after the attack.

The Devil Appears

Another unusual scene was this still photo said to be the devil, which was also caught by a CNN camera crew from a different angle on video, several miles away from this photographer (after this photo). (The authenticity of these photos was verified.) In the video, the "face" appears for about 3/4 of a second. 

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Firefighters raising the U.S. Flag.

(c) 2001 The Record, (Bergen County, NJ).

Facts About 911

 6 years, 8 months

Time it took to build the World Trade Center, from 1966 to 1973

1 hour, 42 minutes

Time it took to destroy the towers, from the first impact to the second collapse


Tons of debris removed from ground zero


Body parts collected among the trade center ruins


People killed at the WTC and aboard the two jetliners *


New York City firefighters killed


Police officers killed; 37 Port Authority, 23 NYPD


Survivors pulled from the trade center rubble


People killed at the Pentagon and aboard Flight 77


People killed aboard United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in Pennsylvania


Age of the oldest victim of the attacks, Robert Grant Norton of Lubec, Maine, who was aboard American Airlines Flight 11.


Age of the youngest victim of the attacks, Christine Hanson of Groton, Mass., who was aboard United Flight 175.


American flags sold by Wal-Mart on Sept. 11, 2001; 6,400 were sold on the same date a year earlier


Amount raised by the 34 largest charities after the attacks


Amount distributed so far

$4-billion to $6-billion

Expected total payout of government compensation to victims' families


Average payment to first 25 families who applied

* Number as of Sept. 6, based on Associated Press reporting. Figures do not include the 19 hijackers.


A Child's View

Update: January 19, 2006 - In the last 24 hours Osama Bin Laden has tried to ask the American People for a truce.   I wish we could hear him but our ears are still ringing from the deafening screams of thousands of innocent men, women and children which emanated on 9/11 and other days he decided that his god wanted him to destroy innocent human beings.   Their screams as they leapt from those towers, in such agony the only solution their pain wracked brains could conceive was leaping to their deaths.  One of those people you killed may have been the one who could have helped your organization to find peace or the solution you kill for.  For anyone who would ever want the American people to help with your cause, the last thing you want to do is to kill their children.  The second someone is hurt it is out of the American peoples hands and in the hands of the United States military.  "They that live by the sword shall die by the sword?"  That is from the Holy Bible, which is the one I read.  "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."  And finally, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God."  You might want to give our Bible a try; it can change your life, for good, not for evil.   The Bible that teaches one to "pray for them that despitefully use you."   Not to destroy them, their families, their innocent old people, their innocent children.   How could anyone expect anyone to help someone who does these horrific acts.  I think it is peace that we all want collectively, just not individually.

Without further ado America, for your listening enjoyment, the incomparable Ray Charles, singing "America" preceded by thoughts about Freedom by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Among other things, on this page you will find an assortment of interesting and not commonly seen images relating to the horrific attack against our country, commonly known as 911, including high resolution satellite images of the World Trade Center documenting the clean up. 

On the way to work I heard a news flash on the radio that a small commuter plane had hit the World Trade Center. Just before pulling into the parking lot at work, a second new flash stated a second plane had hit. At that moment I knew it was not an accident. Hour by hour while working, various employees came into my office telling me more horrific news as each event unfolded. I could take no more by noon. I spoke with a girl friend by phone who stated one of the towers had collapsed.  I told her that was not possible, and immediately called my Dad telling him what this friend had told me. He told me it was true, that one of the towers had indeed collapsed. This was not even conceivable to me.  That was it. I excused myself and left work.   While driving home, I came over a hill and there was a Dallas Police Officer radaring traffic for speeders. That was so surreal, that our country was being attacked and here was a police officer trying to catch speeders. I guess that is how they caught Timothy McVeigh though, an officer spotted him driving without a valid license plate.


As early as the murder of Abraham Lincoln, America has known terrorists were out there and were capable of inflicting harm against US.   The murders of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy followed in succession in the 1960's and in my opinion drastically changed the course of history for the United States.  The attack on America known as 9/11 was especially painful.  Pearl Harbor and Oklahoma City as well.  As Americans we realize as those in other countries realize even more so, you could sacrifice your life for your country at any time.  In these uncertain times let us look forward with conviction that we shall not bow or bend to terrorists now or ever, that we as a nation will strive to improve the world we live in for not only ourselves but all inhabitants of Earth, and let us seek to exploit technology to the best advantage of all to live our lives on this planet in Peace as much as possible, as nations, and as an individuals.   I hope a special sacred medal can be created and issued to all those who die innocently as victims of war against the United States and suggest each country do the same for victims of terrorism in their countries.  Anyone who dies in this manner should be given a special medal signifying their sacrifice to their respective country.  It would be a small acknowledgment of their sacrifice.  (This should in no way impede any other compensation to the victim or their family, I just want to recognize how this person left this Earth.)  (In the US I believe the Congressional Medal of Honor was issued to those on the planes during 9/11.)  Peace to all who read these words.  Steele Shepherd, GRID January 14, 2006

Ever heard of "Bloody Friday," the day Saddam Hussein ordered the use of Chemical Weapons against his own people, and in one day viciously killed over 5,000 people, in one village, the majority children and women.  Learn about the day Saddam used weapons of mass destruction against his own citizens:

Bloody Friday

See the wonderful 911 Remembered memorial, now encapsulated into this site, by clicking the link below. 

911 Remembered

Help Victims of 911

Their are a number of items that have been licensed to help commemorate the Tragedy of 911. The proceeds from these items will, in part, fund several relief organizations associated with 911. To see these items, visit:


It is called the Rolling 9-11 Memorial; it has all the names of the people that were killed on that day and the flights they were on plus some other graphics on the side of the Tractor. More photos can be found at:  http://www.terranova.net/content/911-truck/ .

"A True Infidel is one who kills innocents in the name of God!"  SS

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